The Bioinformatics centre at the Savitribai Phule Pune University has been established in 1987 under the Biotechnology Information System (BTIS) programme of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and provides
an up to-date and an accurate information in the area of Biotechnology with
emphasis on Virology, protein and nucleic acid sequences, structures,
Microbial strain data and also an access to the other related areas through
networks. Apart from answering the bibliographic queries and supplying the
sequence data, the centre also offers unique facilities for data analysis.
The hardware, software and the expertise available at this centre facilitate
the users in every possible way. The centre is equipped with state-of-art
services and facilitates in terms of hardware, software, information storage
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India as well as Ministry of
Computer & Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India has identified the
Bioinformatics centre as the Centre of Excellence. The Bioinformatics
centre has also been identified as nodal agency to conduct the BINC (Bioinformatics
Certification Examination) instituted by DBT, Govt of India.
To develop state-of-the-art infrastructure and expertise for data
warehousing, data mining, and analysis in the area of Life Sciences.
To develop value added derived databases and algorithms for knowledge
discovery with special emphasis on Virology, Parasitic and infectious
diseases, Molecular immunology, Chemoinformatics, identification of
disease causing genes and drug design.
To understand life and its processes at various levels of Biocomplexity
using sequence-based and structure-based Bioinformatics approaches in
the context of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics.
To serve as a facilitator and provide domain expertise for the use of
databases and software packages for analysis and interpretation of
biological data as required by researchers in the area of Biotechnology
and Life Sciences.
To provide short-term and long-term training (M.Sc. Bioinformatics) for
the development of high quality manpower in the area of Bioinformatics.
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